Who Sang Indian Head Penny? Billy Dean

Release information
Writer(s): Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:29
Lyrics
I rolled off the Frisco mint in 1909
The last one they ever made, you should've seen me shine
When I landed on the counter they gave me to a kid
Making change for a jaw breaker was the first thing that I did

I got traded for a pocket knife, two marbles and some string
Wound up on a railroad track waiting for a train
Snatched up by a hobo and turned right into wine
Pitched up against the wall at least a thousand times

Round and round a penny goes
Round and back again
Listen and I'll tell you
The places that I've been

I was stolen from a banker by Pretty Boy Floyd and then
He gave me to a farmer who was trying to save his land
I was good luck to a soldier back in world war two
He lost me in a poker game the day the war was through

I got stuck behind the back seat of a '51 Chevrolet
Spare change in the sixties, getting worthless every day
Not it's piggy banks and gum machines and occasional wishing wells
Or laying on a bar room floor

As far and wide
So both of us can dare
A promise I will love and bide
That's all I have to share

A chance to sail among the stars
That few will ever see
To feel the deepest missing you
That most think cannot be
A heart that beats for only one
And loves you fast and true
A promise I will love and bide
That's all I have for you
These things I have to give to you
Their value isn't much
Just things that you can barely see
And rarely ever touch

A hand to hold when we're alone
And no one seems to care
A gentle touch to reassure
And tell you I'm still there
To try my best to reminisce
Our dreams that all come true
A promise I will love and bide
That's all I have for you
My promise I will love and bide
This I give to you

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Cowboy Band
  • 2 Wish You Were Here
  • 3 I Can't Find the Words to Say Goodbye
  • 4 Men Will Be Boys
  • 5 Pay Attention
  • 6 Starting Over Again
  • 7 Love & Bide
  • 8 Indian Head Penny
  • 9 I Will Be Here
  • 10 Misery and Gin

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin